Chapter 111C: Section 5. Ambulance license modification or transfer.

Section 5. Any licensee who desires a change in his allotted number of ambulances or other license modification shall file a request in writing therefor with the department. The department shall not grant such request unless it finds that the modification requested is in the public interest, and in the case of modification involving a substantial change in the nature and scope of the ambulance service, that such change serves a need for emergency medical care. If a licensee so desires, he may file a request for license modification as part of a renewal application under section three, and the department shall consider, and act upon, such request and the application at the same time.

No licensee shall transfer or assign in any manner, voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, or by transfer of control of any company, the license issued him, or any rights thereunder, without first obtaining the department's written permission upon application to the department. Every application therefor shall contain such information as the department may require, and shall be disposed of within sixty days of filing with the department. The department shall grant written permission only if the department finds that the transferee or assignee is responsible and suitable to maintain an ambulance service and meets such requirements as the department has established by regulation for a license. Every denial order shall include a statement of the reasons for denial and the provisions of law relied upon, and shall be subject to judicial review through a petition for a writ of certiorari brought within thirty days thereof under the provisions of section four of chapter two hundred and forty-nine. Any transfer or assignment in violation of this section shall be void.